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- New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95
With Obama?s election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States? leadership role in the world. In this shattering new assessment, historian... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99
Analyses of the 2012 presidential election are already emerging, with various retrospectives, accounts, and predictions in the works. This volume includes some of the most recognized scholars in the field and innovative younger scholars who provide a fresh perspective on the election. It is a diverse and award winning group, including established... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95
Parliamentary obstruction, popularly known as the "filibuster," has been a defining feature of the U.S. Senate throughout its history. In this book, Gregory J. Wawro and Eric Schickler explain how the Senate managed to satisfy its lawmaking role during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when it lacked seemingly essential formal rules for... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend very little time studying the direct impact that the politics surrounding a particular issue has on lawmaking. The Substance of Representation draws on a vast range of historical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it all—from the basics for beginners to specific techniques for experienced lobbyists “You and I may never achieve major public office, but we do not need to in order to affect public policy.” —Author Willard C. Richan To effect social change, any lobbyist?s case must be presented with skill, knowledge,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 45.00
What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining?and thus, the electing?of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the 2008 campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, the authors of Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture identify the factors... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 40.00
Pres. Jimmy Carter issued last-minute rules immediately before leaving the White House, creating frustration for the incoming Reagan Administration. As George W. Bush prepared to cede the Oval Office to Barack Obama almost three decades later, he ordered more than thirty last-minute policy changes, quickly finalizing the rules before the Obama Administration... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 29.99
This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida electorate and the importance of national forces on state level elections. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99
This volume offers a unique and detailed examination of all stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting with the primaries and ending with post-election insights. Each chapter focuses on the campaign?s communication variables, including images, messages, and debates. Special attention is paid to the roles and functions of new technologies.... more...
- Learning Express 2013; US$ 8.99
This guide offers what every candidate preparing for a Civil Service Exam is looking for--powerful practice. Packed with EIGHT full-length practice tests--the most exams available on the market--Civil Service Exams: Power Practice offers the comprehensive preparation needed to succeed on the exam and secure a job. Civil Service Exams: Power Practice... more...